This week’s highlights: Induction stoves, Alinea, and Protein Folding
by David Wells – Nashville TNHappy Friday –
Hope you have a great weekend. A little holiday levity – Youtube – SNL – The Christmas Conversation – What happens when you tell your mother that because of COVID you aren’t coming home for Christmas?
Original Content This Week –
- 1 Critical Skill Family Offices Can Learn From Public Companies Families have a lot to learn from their publicly-held peers about investor relations
Food for Thought
- QZ – Why experts are sounding the alarm about the hidden dangers of gas stoves Further proof why your next stove will be an induction one.
- LA Times – Infected after 5 minutes, from 20 feet away: South Korea study shows coronavirus’ spread indoors
- Forbes – Tony Hsieh’s American Tragedy: The Self-Destructive Last Months Of The Zappos Visionary
- WSJ – Covid-19, Remote Work Make Austin a Magnet for New Jobs Interesting – per the data in the article, Nashville is a close 2nd here.
- Bloomberg – Goldman Plots Florida Base for Asset Management in a Blow to New York
- ILTB – Nick Kokonas – Know What You Are Selling – This interview was fantastic! – “Nick Kokonas, the co-founder of the 3 of the best restaurants and bars in America – Alinea, Next, and The Aviary as well as the co-founder and CEO of Tock, a comprehensive booking system for restaurants. Nick is a philosophy major turned derivatives trader that is now one of the most well-known names in the restaurant and hospitality industry.”
- GMO – Value: If Not Now, When?
- Fortune – How Jane Fraser broke banking’s highest glass ceiling The incoming Citi CEO will be the first woman to lead one of Wall Street’s biggest banks.
- Esquire – The $2 Billion Mall Rats The inside story of a black sheep hedge fund, their massive bet that shopping malls would crash, and how they proved Wall Street wrong
Culture / Tech / Science
- Vox – AI has cracked a problem that stumped biologists for 50 years. It’s a huge deal. A breakthrough on the “protein folding problem” can help us understand disease and discover new drugs.
- WashPo – Garry Kasparov vs. Deep Blue: The historic chess match between man and machine
- Guardian – ‘There’s a gaping hole in our knowledge’: the scientists studying why gamers invert their controls Our article asking why so many players invert their controls provoked a fierce debate that has now caught the attention of researchers into visual perception
- NIH – A single-session growth mindset intervention for adolescent anxiety and depression: 9-month outcomes of a randomized trial A single session on growth mindset let to significant improvements in parent reported youth depression
- Debugger – Everything You Need to Look Ridiculously Good on Zoom
My Forthcoming Book:
When Anything is Possible – Wealth and the Art of Strategic Living, on January 12, 2021.
However wealth arrives – whether made or inherited, it can be a disorienting and worrying experience. When Anything is Possible is meant to be a guidebook about how to engage thoughtfully and strategically with wealth. Doing so requires a person to articulate 3 key items – Wealth Structure, Wealth Identity and ultimately a Wealth Strategy. The book walks through each of these items in great depth, and guides the reader through a process to develop each.
If you are interested in learning more, visit here and download a free chapter.